All year long, we put off special projects, trips and outings, telling ourselves, “I’ll do that this summer.” Well folks, we’re here to tell you that unfortunately, there’s only about a month left of this non-endless summer. So before school is back in session and schedules begin to fill, cross some items off your summer bucket list. And if you haven’t created your must-do list, we’ve done the work for you.
- Build a sandcastle at the beach. Or if playing in the sand isn’t your thing, a dip in the ocean or throwing the Frisbee along with shore with friends and family is just as much fun!
- Pick fresh summer blackberries, blueberries and raspberries at a nearby farm. Click the following links to find perfect picking pastures in Canada and the U.S.
- Take a hike along a nearby walking trail. Here’s a great source for finding a walkable route, either in your hometown or wherever you happen to be traveling this summer.
- Cool off at a splash pad. Rather than sweating it out on the swings, take your kids to a park where getting wet is the #1 priority. Here are splash pads in Los Angeles, Chicago, South Florida, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
- Buy yourself some peanuts and popcorn and take in nine innings of baseball, cheering on your home team.
- Frequent a food festival. Here’s a list of some highlights from around the U.S. (we’re partial to the Austin Ice Cream Festival) and in Canada.
- Check out your local drive-in theater and take in a summer flick from the comfort of your car. Here’s a directory of drive-in movie theaters. If there’s not a spot near you, check your local parks and community centers for special outdoor showings.
- Grill up some dinner outdoors. Here’s our green grilling guide for tips and tricks to make for eco-friendly fun (and deliciousness!).
- Rock out at an outdoor music festival. No matter where you are or what kind of music you enjoy, there’s a version of Coachella perfect for you.
- Sleep outside. Spend a night in the great outdoors, even if those outdoors are in your own backyard. Here are a few tips for summer camping success.
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